Page 38 of 38 FirstFirst ... 2833363738
Results 741 to 754 of 754

Thread: Quest of Fate - Apocrypha Universe Grail War

  1. #741
    a weeb polymath Spartacus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    4,967
    JP Friend Code
    616288630 tell/pm/whatev
    Blog Entries
    4
    Look at these heretics...

  2. #742
    I'm seeing two camps of heretics...

    - - - Updated - - -

    Time to put this knife to use

  3. #743
    天使を見た Sunny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    The Garden of Everything
    Posts
    2,270
    Blog Entries
    23
    Lurking, but biased.

    |.o


    "She walks as if on heaven’s brink,
    Unscathed through life’s entangled maze."


    A collection of silly little Saint Graph fragments

    Caster of Blue Status Sheet
    心に抱くその物語
    何を知れば満たされるのだろう?

  4. #744
    闇色の六王権 The Dark Six Bird of Hermes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    England
    Age
    22
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    2,942
    US Friend Code
    139729726
    Blog Entries
    7
    Seigi Nomikata
    Days in Captivity: 2? Morning?
    Fuyuki City?
    Health:
    Normal
    Magical Energy: Normal
    Objective: Escape



    I can’t say no, I can’t deny her.

    Though I will admit it’s more to the fact that literal torture is on the table rather than having residual feelings. I would rather not have my skeleton ripped out again however, it was… possibly the most painful experience of my life. It wasn’t like the last fight against Justice where my body slowly unravelled, too quick for me to notice properly but yes, it was akin to being ripped in half.

    I need to give her information, information she and her compatriots can use or she’ll do that to me again. I can’t go through that again, not now, not like this.

    “Lost in mist, never alone…”

    I think back to the last time I dreamed and close my eyes.

    Master’s share dreams with servants, usually recalling key memories in their lifetime.

    My servant, Lancer was a fighter. When I first dreamt, she singlehandedly cut through armies and the world around her and she neglected her wife – walking away right after making love. A love that was one sided at the time. After that came the realisation she was unloved, a weapon to be picked up and discarded and that she was alone. Afterwards Lancer… no, Yamato Takeru started to become a person. I never treated her the way her father treated her, the way my father treated me. She’s been a friend, one of the few people I can call a true genuine friend.

    But this isn’t about Lancer… this has never been about her. It’s never been about getting a wish. This little quest has never been about the Holy Grail War.

    It’s been about me-

    I think back to the last time I dreamed and open my eyes.


    [BGM ON]

    “I dream of shards.”

    I do not see York or the interrogation room. I am there in that void, a swirl of coloured mists and floating shards of glass surround me

    Haunting beautiful but empty, desolate.

    It’s a void but more than that, it is a force. I feel its presence all around me. Pressing me down but at the same time keeping me together.

    “Life


    Death

    The physical realm around me

    Balance keeping it all in place

    The souls that make up my being”

    It is a metaphysical location outside the world, away from the touch of humanity, aside from myself and these shards. However, in these shards I see other people who should not exist in any world.

    But if I see these other people with in these shards, are that reincarnations of past lives, me seeing further beyond or the remains of the souls of the children my father slew to create the next heir…

    I have been alone until recently, but perhaps I have never been alone.

    Or perhaps it is
    Shadow Reflections
    Nigredo
    . The dark state, the reflection of the sun. Putrefactio, and Mortificatio are two different aspects of the Nigredo. Putreficatio means rotting, and Mortificatio means killing, hence it is associated with death. Hence the void. In all religions associated with agricultural renewal, the rotting and death comes first. No new life can arise, say the alchemists, without the death of the old. They liken the art to the work of the sower, who buries the grain in the earth: it dies only to waken to new life. My nigredo is incomplete alchemy, I cannot create nor remould.

    Before creation comes destruction.

    Just like how my siblings died to create me.

    A voice reverberates in the dark.

    I am not sure if it even is a language but I understand the meaning.

    “Little brother?”

    And I know who it is. The one of all my brothers and sisters who has been here the longest, the one who carved the deepest on my fathers heart and therefore the only one who left any indentation on the world no matter now minor it may have been.

    Spoiler:




    Aoi Nomikata, my long dead sister. She’s the only other one who remains here, everyone else has faded. Quiet voices I barely notice even if I’m doing my best to pay attention but they’re there. They always have been.

    My focus of magecraft, my dreams, they all go hand-in-hand with the truth. My truth.



    “Wow. You really are something special Seigi.” Yorkie reappears in my view by my side, her hand brushing again mine. She should not have been here but it occurs that I’ve been speaking aloud this whole time until now.

    She’s warm, her skin in soft. Without even noticing, looking at the technicolour shimmering splendour around me, my fingers reach out and intertwine with hers.

    It’s beautiful. I turn to my side and see her beside me. Her eyes wide open and mouth agap. Those glowing amber eyes warm me and her touch isn’t like Lancer’s at all its… inviting, tender. There’s no malice in her eyes as we’re now face-to-face.

    Without thinking I find myself compelled. If feel my cheeks flush and my heart beating out of my ears because the way she’s looking at me right now is like she’s looking at me for the first time in that coffee shop all over again.

    She’s inches away now.

    Close enough to lean in and gently bite my ear of all things.

    “I’m sorry but I had to make the act believable, I have a job to do but I could never hurt my sweet little Seigi. Follow my lead, I can keep us here for a little longer.”

    I’m struck by her, the beating in my ears gets louder and louder, the warmth in my chest gets hotter. I remember her touch, the way we held each other and-

    “You’re-”

    And with that, she wraps her arms around my head and pulls me in for the first time in forever.

    [BGM OFF]

    Seigi Nomikata
    Days in Captivity: 2? Morning?
    Fuyuki City?
    Health:
    Normal
    Magical Energy: Normal
    Objective: Escape



    “…”

    Cold musty air fills my nostrils. We’re back.

    Yorkie can control my health and wellbeing while I’m in this room and stuck to this chair but if what she said is true then perhaps I can trust her.

    But for a moment, we wern't in this room. We were somewhere else entirely and I can't believe she kissed me.

    She’s blushing…

    Ahem, well er- you’ve been very helpful.” Yorkie mumbles. Damn, I can’t stand saying this but it’s cute. “So, I’ll take this information to my boss now, he’ll be very happy.”

    Wait just a moment. Is she just forgetting what she made me do and leave me here?!

    Choice

    Yorkie seems to have gotten more than what she wanted, what will you ask of her?


    1). Ask were she’s going
    2). Ask who she’s working for
    3). Ask what she wants
    4). Ask to be let free
    5). Do nothing
    6). Write in!
    Quest of Fate Apocrypha Universe Fate Quest "OG Fate Quest"
    Beast's Lair Quest Discord Server

    Hall of Hermes Praise

    Quote Originally Posted by Saron View Post
    It's official. Hermes is the old man hipster of CaS.
    Quote Originally Posted by SpoonyViking View Post
    ...Are you the protagonist of a YA novel? Perhaps an otome game?
    King Prussia Today at 16:32 You're the Hermes we need, Hermes


  5. #745
    1. 2. 3. 4. We are cells at work! RoydGolden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Human body
    Age
    50
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    9,754
    2: Ask who she's working for.

  6. #746
    So Many Ideas, So Little Time SleepMode's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    ...I forgot.
    Age
    19
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    922
    Blog Entries
    1
    6. Write in: Ask why would her client take interest in a hedge mage like me.
    Last edited by SleepMode; February 18th, 2019 at 11:02 PM.
    The Act of dozing off in the afternoon is a luxury indeed.
    Coffee would be nice, though.

    [Collection of my Servant Sheets]
    Now Revamped!

  7. #747
    鬼 Ogre-like You's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    https://twitter.com/LickYouTie
    Posts
    32,539
    JP Friend Code
    101043939
    Blog Entries
    69
    sleepmode's 6
    Quote Originally Posted by Canon View Post
    On You's tombstone it will read
    Quote Originally Posted by You View Post
    That's exaggerating my point.

  8. #748

  9. #749
    SleepMode's 6.

  10. #750
    Gold, Glory, Gospel 34's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    New World
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    749
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by SleepMode View Post
    6. Write in: Ask why would her client take interest in a hedge mage like me.
    +1

  11. #751
    Hey Hermes

    Nice

  12. #752
    闇色の六王権 The Dark Six Bird of Hermes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    England
    Age
    22
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    2,942
    US Friend Code
    139729726
    Blog Entries
    7

    Not an update quite so soon I'm afraid.

    Quote Originally Posted by SleepMode View Post
    6. Write in: Ask why would her client take interest in a hedge mage like me.
    Yorkie's answer will appear next update. However it'll be interesting to see what all you people think why her client is so interested in Seigi.
    Quest of Fate Apocrypha Universe Fate Quest "OG Fate Quest"
    Beast's Lair Quest Discord Server

    Hall of Hermes Praise

    Quote Originally Posted by Saron View Post
    It's official. Hermes is the old man hipster of CaS.
    Quote Originally Posted by SpoonyViking View Post
    ...Are you the protagonist of a YA novel? Perhaps an otome game?
    King Prussia Today at 16:32 You're the Hermes we need, Hermes


  13. #753
    Because her client is actually...


    a long lost sibling

    tu tu tuuuuuuuuu

    (a joke)

  14. #754
    a weeb polymath Spartacus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    4,967
    JP Friend Code
    616288630 tell/pm/whatev
    Blog Entries
    4
    The classic big brother twist

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •